(**Note: this is just my personal testimonial, not medical advice)
Food sensitivities. Leaky gut. Whatever you want to call it, it stinks. I avoid wheat and dairy (except grassfed butter and goat/sheep products) 98% of the time. When I do have it, I try to make sure it is the best quality possible. But let’s be real...who doesn’t want some pizza from time to time?!
Utilizing my knowledge of nutrition, I would recommend getting organic, sprouted grain dough. Surprisingly, there’s a place in my hometown that is making efforts to do things the right way: sustainable, organic, local. SOL Pie PIzza is opening up their customer base by doing so. I was ecstatic to see Organic Sprouted Ancient Grain Spelt Dough listed as an option on their menu! This was several years ago, now. When I found out about it, I told my husband we are having pizza! He gets excited too, ya know, we love food. I fell asleep quickly that night, a.k.a I felt like I got hit by a MACK truck (or a MAN truck, as I recently came across in Scotland, haha). The next morning my brain felt like it was swollen and my hands actually were. It was painful and difficult to squeeze my hands, I felt like I was moving through sludge to even make a fist. WHAT HAPPENED?! The dough was ORGANIC, NON-GMO, ANCIENT GRAIN... it was SPROUTED for goodness sake. My body still couldn’t handle it.
After reading the book Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis I realized I have a leaky gut, and get more of the neurological disturbances from wheat intoxication. What’s a girl to do? I started taking pro-biotics, eating fermented foods (which I love), drinking bone broth (which I also love), all so I could heal my gut.
I am okay without eating wheat. I (subconsciously?) never really ate much of it anyway, but I thought for sure I should be able to have organic, non-gmo, sprouted, ancient grains from time to time if I wanted. Sporadically, I would test my gut healing. Each time I would have wheat I made sure it was of the best quality I could get my hands on...and they KEPT SWELLING (and I kept falling asleep, feeling drugged, waking up groggy). I didn’t know what to do. I considered the GAPS diet (which I think is great but not for me), ate more fermented foods (which made me start to smell actually, but more on that for a later post I’m sure), drank more bone broth, took more supplements. Tried it again and FAILED.
Luckily, my chiropractor introduced me to RESTORE , which is an "earth-derived supplement that promotes an optimal gut environment." What happened next? I had crazy dreams! Or, I guess just dreams. Vivid ones. I never really remember dreaming much before Restore. Then, it took about three months at full dosage before it happened. NO swollen hands and my hubby and I could stay up and watch a movie after we ate! YAY! Now truly, I do not test this often as I still eat very little grain...but HOW EXCITING!
For something like this to change, I cannot even imagine what else is changing or healing in my body. That’s why I #restorebefore, now and always. You can read even more about it here. And cheers to #guthealth!
I love having Restore as one of my go-to supplements for gut health!